(Chestertown, Md.) – The #11-ranked Dickinson men's lacrosse team jumped out to an early lead and opened Centennial Conference play with a 14-8 win at Washington College on Saturday.
The Red Devils put four on the board before the Shoremen broke up a run that would put Dickinson up, 7-1, at the end of the first quarter.
Senior Tyler Strods (Skaneateles, N.Y./Skaneateles) led the charge, scoring four goals in the quarter while junior Brodie Phillips (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) handed out three assists in the opening run.
Washington strung together a three-goal run before long pole midfielder Nate Usich (Avon, Conn./Avon Old Farms) finished an assist from Dylan Maher (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) to give the Red Devils a 10-4 advantage at halftime.
Phillips went a different route in the third quarter, scoring twice to counter three goals from Washington's Casey Grieves to give Dickinson a 12-7 lead, heading into the fourth quarter.
Strods and Carney added goals around a final strike from Grieves for the final of 14-8.
Strods finished with five goals on the day while Phillips raised his season assist total to a conference-best 19, handing out four to go with a pair of goals, and Carney finished with a hat-trick and had seven ground balls.
Usich forced three turnovers and controlled five ground balls with Jack Doran (Ardmore, Pa./Haverford School) picking up four GBs to go with three caused turnovers. Zach Blumenstein (Chevy Chase, Md./Georgetown Prep) added four GBs as well.
Sophomore Cole Pellicano (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) finished with eight saves while Ryan Campbell (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fairhaven) controlled nine face-offs and Bobby Hartwick (Brookville, Md./Georgetown Prep) won 4-of-5 on the day.
The Red Devils improve to 6-2 on the season. They return home to host McDaniel College on Wednesday night.